Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 6 Pre-Reading Activities

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll

Which method do you use most often to decide if a source is reliable and approriate for academic use?

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
The title is related to my topic.: 107 votes (25.78%)
It is not very long.: 19 votes (4.58%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 16 votes (3.86%)
It was written by an expert.: 75 votes (18.07%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 30 votes (7.23%)
It is in my home language.: 7 votes (1.69%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 23 votes (5.54%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 78 votes (18.8%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 60 votes (14.46%)
Total Votes: 415

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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